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16th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls

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Planning a birthday party, especially a girl's sweet 16th, is a fun, exciting activity, that is sometimes also daunting. This is a guide about 16th birthday party ideas for girls.
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February 6, 20131 found this helpful

Cupcakes for a sweet 16 birthday party.

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In some cultures a girl's 16th birthday party is traditionally a very special occasion. This is a guide about sweet 16 birthday party ideas.

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April 24, 2017

I want to have a little party with 10 of my friends, but don't know what to do. Can you help me?

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April 24, 20170 found this helpful

If weather permits, do a lunch/BBQ at the park with music and cake. Saturday free markets are always fun and free.

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November 6, 2015

My 16th birthday is coming up next year on the 14th of February and I'm stuck on what to do! I can't have a party at home because I live in a small flat and I can't have a party outside as I only have a little garden. I live in Newcastle and there's not a lot to do in the winter. I would roughly like to invite 12 friends. Any ideas guys?

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August 30, 20160 found this helpful

scavenger hunt ,then pizza party and ice cream sundaes and don't for get to rent a photo booth.

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July 1, 2016

I turn 16 in November this year. My budget is 2,500 and I'm not sure what to do. I need ideas.

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September 3, 20160 found this helpful

You can do the basic sweet 16. Rent out a venue or country club and get a theme. Once you have a theme you get a DJ, Photo booth, decorations,etc... The venue caters the food unless you want someone else to. You need a guest list obviously, you need to have invitations made. Get a cake made. Get a dress and go somewhere to have your hair and makeup done.

If you don't want a big party in a venue you can have a spa day or go to a concert with your friends.

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June 3, 2016

I'm turning 16 and I don't know what to do for my birthday. Any ideas?

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

It depends on your budget and your interests. Hopefully your friends share your interests.

Some ideas are

1. some sort of board game contest, or card games You might set up a tournament or similar with games like Trivial Pursuit or card games like Hearts.

2. If anyone in your group plays guitar, a music for a singalong always goes over well

3. a bonfire in your backyard

4. a scavenger hunt with a cool prize to whoever wins

5. a pizza party and ice cream sundaes

6. You can do the basic sweet 16. Rent out a venue or country club and get a theme, get a DJ, Photo booth, decorations, food catering, a cake, and a really great dress... You need a guest list, make invitations, etc. The whole 9 yards

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May 9, 2015

I'm having a 16th birthday party, and I have about 35-40 people I want to invite. It can't be too expensive, less that $500/$400, but I want it to be really fun while classy at the same time, you know? I know a lot of people have themes, but I'm not really too into that. I was thinking of maybe renting out a banquet hall and to just have food and dancing, but that might be too much and I can't seem to think of anything else. Any ideas? Please help! :)

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May 10, 20150 found this helpful

Also - here's something that's really cool: If you really don't need presents, ask your friends to bring donations for your local animal shelter instead of gifts. ;)

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February 7, 20140 found this helpful

I'm turning 16 in March and have no idea what to do. I have considered a bon fire or maybe going to a indoor pool, but I'm so lost. I will have about 10 other friends there at the most. I would like it to be somewhat cheap for my parent's budget.

I want it to be super fun and something I will never forget. Any ideas or suggestions? I would like to do something outside, but with the weather, I'm not sure.

By Sabrina from Mt.Vernon, MO

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February 9, 20140 found this helpful
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I personally think that it is the friends you spend the event with rather than the "stuff" you do that makes the time special. The simplest things can be the best fun. Both of your ideas sound like fun. Perhaps you could do both. I always think that spending time around a campfire, talking, roasting hotdogs, making s'mores, etc. is a wonderful time. Perhaps one of your friends knows how to play a guitar and you can have a sing-a-long. That is always fun.

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June 23, 2016

My 16th birthday party is in the winter/fall weather so it's not hot at all. My best friend and I always have a joint birthday party because our birthdays are only 4 days apart. She's not really girly and I'm tom boyish. We would like a party that's not really expensive and that we could do at night, but we don't have many ideas beacuse of the weather and not really expensive please! Since it's our 16th birthday we still want it to be special.
Any ideas?
Thanks!

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

This sounds cool! It would be cool if you could have some sort of dance party. YOu would need someone's house, or an available event place (even in a church or school), a DJ or someone volunteering to do it, food, cool lights, etc. Itcould be very affordable if done right.

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April 8, 2016

I'm turning 16 in October and I want to do a few things with my friends, but I don't want to spend loads of money. I have thought about go karting and a trampoline park, but I don't live near many of those places. I don't have any ideas of what to do. Please help.

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

For future reference, a good theme would be a competition theme, or an open mic theme, or for everyone to go to the movies or bowling.

By a competition I mean, you separate the guests into groups and then you all compete for a prize. Either something silly like a relay or 3 legged race or a crafts contest or a costume contest or even a cooking contest.

As far as open mic, either go to one inn a coffee shop in your town, or host your own.

Other things are a nice bonfire, a scavenger hunt, a pizza party, or a night out on the town.

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March 24, 2016

My birthday is in November which is a rubbish month for weather and I need some ideas on what to do. The option of an outdoor party is out and I don't like indoor parties. I need some help on what to do. I'm taking 5 of my friends and I have a very big family. I'm really stuck someone help please. x

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March 28, 20161 found this helpful

Well if you don't want it indoors or outdoors would you want to have a sleepover party but like maybe go out to the movies or a waterslide place and chill there until night and then you have a sleepover at your house .

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July 24, 2016

I have a problem. I'm having my 16 birthday party with about 80 people and I have zero ideas for what kind of games to play. Help me please!

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March 22, 20170 found this helpful

Wow, that is a huge party! You could do a lot with many guests:

Host different games like:

- Water balloon fight

- Flag football

- Volleyball

- Football

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August 10, 2015

My 16th is in October and I'm really confused on what to do, I've considered a bonfire, but I don't want all my friends to get really bored and our garden isn't that big either. I'm thinking of inviting around 25 girls and guys and I don't want to spend a lot of money.
If anyone has any ideas please let me know :)

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September 6, 20150 found this helpful

hi, my birthday is in October aswell and I was just coming to get ideas off here but last year I had the same amount and we went shopping out of town and then we caught the bus home and when we got home got dressed up in heels and dresses and went out for dinner then we watched movies until we fell asleep. The day after that we went to a local show and the weekend was a blast!

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September 27, 2014

Thanks for reading this! I appreciate any advice you can offer. I am not girly and not outgoing (so there won't be very many people at my party (10 at the most) and they will be all girls).

I am looking for any party ideas that are free or really cheap :) I'm not paying for it, but my parents don't have much money and so I don't want them to have to spend lots of money on a birthday party.

I don't want to have a slumber party, and I can't do anything on the weekends because of work. I know that it is really easy for people to get bored at parties if there isn't something going on at all times, and I'd hate for that to be my party.

Does anyone have any ideas? Basically: cheap, fun, and simple? Thanks!

By ATJo

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January 5, 20150 found this helpful

You could always get some balloons (either fill with helium or just use air) but before you blow them up, roll up a truth or dare card in it. It's really fun and people have to pop the balloon to get to the card.

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January 25, 2014

My 16th birthday is coming up. My party has to be cheap and at my house in winter. I don't know what I should do for my party. I don't even know how many people I am inviting. I'm a tomgirl so it can't be very girly. Please help me with some ideas.

By Elizabethfrom NE

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February 20, 20140 found this helpful

You could do a bonfire in your backyard! For my sweet sixteen my parents rented out 3 fire pits (which are inexpensive) and my guests could be either in my basement or outside in the winter without getting cold. Everyone loved it! There was no theme we all just hung out and had fun! A plus we got to wear whatever so that made it easy for everyone (and made the guys especially happy that they didn't have to dress up). And since I was on a budget we ordered pizza and got a variety of deserts and chips from Walmart.

As for a cake we made it ourself because it's more fun and really inexpensive! We put on the radio for music and the most expensive thing we got was a photobooth which was around $150 but definitely worth it! Not that many people have a party like this, they're usually upscale so a lot of people enjoyed it and thought it was "very unique".

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January 2, 2015

I am having a sort of dance party at my house and there will probably be about 100 people there, guys and girls mixed. I have a DJ planned for the dancing, and all my food is planned as well, but I can't think of any other activities as dancing for hours upon hours can be boring. Please help?

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January 3, 20150 found this helpful

I agree with redhatterb-a large number of attendees for most homes! A DJ is a good idea but, of course, people will dance only for so long.

Your main problem is that you have so many people in one place that trying some other form of entertainment is rather difficult. You can consider a scavenger hunt but need several people to handle the arrangements, hunt items, places, etc. Other possibilities are hiring entertainers such as comedians, actors, etc., for performances.

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January 19, 20150 found this helpful

I'm turning 16 on April 22. I'm having a party with boys and girls, and it's very low budget. I want to do something at a park. I don't want it to be a scavenger hunt, as some of my friends have scoliosis (curved spine, very painful), and they can't move around for an extended period of time. I'm not very girly either. My parents don't want a bunch of people over. It doesn't have to be at a park. Any ideas? Please, nothing expensive. Thank you!

By Dolores

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January 20, 20150 found this helpful

What about some sort of board game contest, or card games? Are your friends into that sort of thing? You might set up a tournament or similar with games like Trivial Pursuit or card games like Hearts. Does anyone in your group play guitar? Music for a singalong always goes over well, I think. Could you do charades? I hope these suggestions give you some ideas.

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October 16, 2015

I am turning 16 in less than 2 months, and I have no idea on what to do. I would really like to do something unique, but my birthday is in December. I really don't like most winter themed parties, and I am fairly athletic. Not many of my friends are as well, but I would to do something active. None of us are really girly. And I am planning on maybe 5 or 6 people at the most.

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October 23, 20150 found this helpful

Will you have snow? If so, how about tobogganing? Skating and skiing require skill to really be fun, and can be expensive if you need a ski lesson (and then it will be fun.) What about laser tag? That might be totally different and is active without being too difficult.

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January 3, 20150 found this helpful

I turn 16 at the end of January and I have no idea what I want to do. I don't have enough close girlfriends to have it be just us, so I want to do a mixed group. I just can't seem to find anything good to do. Other Sweet 16s that I have been to have had pool tables, ping pong, poker, arcade games, etc. I'm just worried that it will be completely boring. One girl in my class had a party during the summer, but it was wildly inappropriate and I'm worried that if I have a dance party, everyone will think it's a complete bore compared to hers. What should I do?

By Charlotte W.

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January 3, 20150 found this helpful

Consider a scavenger hunt. Ideas here:

http://www.scav  venger-hunt.html

Also, this website is interesting-scroll down to Best Teen Party Ideas:

http://www.easy  party-ideas.html

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January 2, 2015

My bday is this month (January). I want a party, but I don't if you know the feeling. It's going to be all girls. I want something that is cheap and easy to do. Any possible ideas?

By Emily

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January 2, 20150 found this helpful

Do a scavenger hunt! Those are always really fun. Another idea is if your party is in the winter, maybe going ice skating then to dinner and/or a movie would be fun as well. Lastly, just a fun sleepover with your bffs is a blast, even though it is simple.

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December 10, 20140 found this helpful

I'm turning 16 on the 9th of February and I have absolutely no idea what to do. I want something fun and enjoyable but not something huge like a party as I don't have many friends and am not really into parties.

I wouldn't mind spending a day out with my boyfriend, but my birthday is on a school day which doesn't help. I really need some ideas as I've searched everywhere and I can't find anything that I like or am interested in.

Help!

By Fatemeh Z.

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December 17, 20140 found this helpful

Some ideas may be the thrifty date: you and your friends/boyfriend go to the 2nd hand store with a small budget ($5-20) each buy the tackiest outfit you can for that amount. do fashion show while you are there and just have fun putting the most hideous outfit tougher.

You then follow this up with going out to your birthday dinner (in the outfits of tacky) i recommend something like McDonalds. bring a table cloth and candle for the meal and just have a grand time. Its cheep its fun and can be done with as many or few people as you wish. Just have a good time.

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